Something cool just happened. I was crocheting another tiny mouse from the pattern I posted yesterday and at the same moment my son was showing me a worksheet of christmas lights he colored at school. A light bulb went off…literally! The crochet “mouse” I had in my hand also made the perfect shape for Christmas lights!! I love when one pattern can become something else 🙂 Of course you will need to add a little top to the bulb but that is easy. Complete pattern is below!
– Worsted Weight Uarn. I used Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice in Scarlett, Mustard, Fern, Purple, and Black. The turquoise is Loops & Threads Impeccable in Aqua.
– Size G Crochet Hook.
– Tapestry Needle
– Poly-fil fiber stuffing
SC = Single Crochet
SC Decrease = Single Crochet Decrease
DC = Double Crochet
Crochet Christmas Light Pattern:
Magic Ring, chain 1 and make 4 SC, pull tight and continue to SC in rounds
Round 2: 2 SC in each stitch around (8 SC)
Round 3: SC in each stitch around (8 SC)
Round 4: 2 SC in first, SC in next, repeat around (12 SC)
Round 5: SC in each stitch around (12 SC)
Round 6: 2 SC in first, SC in next 2, repeat around (16 SC)
Round 7: SC in each stitch around (16 SC)
Round 8: 2 SC in first, SC in next 3, repeat around (20 SC)
Round 9-11: SC in each stitch around (20 SC)
Round 12: SC Decrease, SC in next 3, repeat around
Eyes should be between round 5 and 6 and leave 3 stitches between the eyes.
Round 13: SC Decrease, SC in next 2, repeat around
Round 14: SC Decrease, SC in next, repeat around
Now is a good time to start stuffing with poly-fil and continue stuffing until completely closed.
change to black (or green or gray) yarn
Round 15-17: SC in each stitch around (8 SC)
Fasten off leaving long tail and similar to what you did to close the bottom of the mouse (SEE TUTORIAL HERE), you will use your tapestry needle to close the top of the bulb. Weaving your needle under the back loops of the stitches (two at a time) sew it shut.
Create a little loop at the top before fastening off and weaving in ends. This makes it easy to string up!
Create a long chain to string lights on. A chain of 150 was enough for 5 bulbs so double or triple accordingly.
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I thought these could also be adapted into little baby mitts to go with the cute ornament hats.
Frau Ganna says
Heidi Kozlowski says
These instructions are a bit off with the count in round 4 and on the decrease. The numbers don’t add up the way it’s written. Also no round total stiches listed for decrease. I adjusted myself to match what final round count is listed. But kinda guessed for the decrease.
How fab you smart lass! These match the bulbs on my wall tree and I cant wait to give them a go.
Crochet Hooks says
these are too cute! and energy efficient too 🙂 Thanks for sharing the pattern for your Crochet Christmas Lights!
Victoria Ashat says
Hi. Any idea how much yarn per bulb I need? Thanks
Knit Chetlene says
Lenna Brown says
this is a Great Idea! Thanks for sharing I am going to enjoy getting these ready for next Christmas! I really appreciate you hard work on these patterns..
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Thanks Sarah !, you are very generous in sharing your creations.
My home will look very nice with ornaments made by me …… From Santiago Chile
Great pattern! What did you do to keep the bulbs from falling off the end of the string?
Good question…. any answers?
As I crochet the chain I crochet the bulb loop on — I fasten the bulb on about every 7 to 10 chains.
Cucicucicoo: Eco Sewing and Crafting says
I love these so much! They are absolutely adorable. I was thinking, perhaps it would make more sense to crochet the chain right into the base of each bulb so that they can actually be hung up without them sliding around on the chain. Thanks for the tutorial! 🙂 Lisa
that is what I do
This is a wonderful tutorial. I was wondering if you have it on Ravlry or if not would you mind me linking to it from Rav?
Very cute! I made some similar and attached them to the chain so they wouldn’t slide around. Then I made a string of three with catnip in them so it would look like my cat stole some off the tree 😉
That is an awesome idea! I might have to steal it!
Thank you for sharing the pattern there so cute
When I saw this, the very first thing I thought of was the light wall from Stranger Things! This would be awesome to use for it.
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Wow fantastic handmade! I should to make something like this with my little daughter
Hello! Thank you so much for this pattern! I’m having a moment and am not really understanding how to do the loop to hang it up. Can you explain that please?
Nana Gilda says
Hi Sarah, You are so creative, and very generous in providing FREE WRITTEN patterns that are so easy to follow. Would you please review the pattern and clarify after round 12, it says eyes should be 3 stitches apart? Perhaps from a different pattern. When I completed The Red Colored bulb, it looked like A STRAWBERRY, so I crocheted a stem with two leaves LOL looks cute. Do you have a pattern for a smaller bulb? Thank you! Merry Christmas May your Holidays be Bright
I made some and they turned out very cute
Florence Bennett says
I made these but didn’t close them up and put 4 dove candies inside for my crochet group as a small Christmas token. Strung them across the room on a crocheted chain and had small clothes pins to attach them to the chain so they could choose the color they wanted. I love this pattern.